Affiliate Bites: Groupon Goes Public, China Pioneers Future of Online Publishing, + More

» Much of the tech world is buzzing about Groupon’s big IPO today…and how had they filed it a year ago, it could’ve been even bigger. [ZDNet] » Floods in Thailand could put a cramp on cloud computing. [NYT] » The difference between how SEOs and PPC experts react to… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Groupon Goes Public, China Pioneers Future of Online Publishing, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Twitter and TV Buddy Up, Super Affiliates’ Super-Fine Tastes, + More

» Brian Stelter examines how old and new media technologies are embracing one another as Twitter and television get more cozy. [New York Times] » Are you a super affiliate with super-fine tastes? Pace Lattin has a few suggestions as to how you can indulge in your taste for the… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Twitter and TV Buddy Up, Super Affiliates’ Super-Fine Tastes, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Netflix’s Value Sinks, iOS Impressions Rise, + More

» Netflix is having the worst day ever with its market value plummeting. [Reuters] » Outspoken Media’s Lisa Barone makes a keen observation about trending topics on Twitter beginning to look a lot like search strings. [@LisaBarone via Twitter] » With a growth of 456%, maybe it’s not a bad… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Netflix’s Value Sinks, iOS Impressions Rise, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More

» Facebook could have to pay a €100K penality for holding onto data that its users have deleted. [The Guardian] » According to this accidentally-leaked video clip, a new Gmail is headed our way. [Mashable] » We’d be lying if we said we weren’t curious about reading this fancy new… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More”

Affiliate Bites: The Great Tech War of 2012, PayPal’s Affiliate Migraines, + More

» FastCompany weighs in on The Great Tech War of 2012. [FastCompany] » Last week, Paypal caused a lot of headaches to affiliate inboxes. [Performance Marketing Insider] » McDonald’s is launching their own network at restaurants worldwide–populated with reality show and BBC content. [AdAge] » Will the post-Jobs era open… Read more“Affiliate Bites: The Great Tech War of 2012, PayPal’s Affiliate Migraines, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Apple Takes Hollywood to the Cloud, Too Much Email, + More

» The Hills in the cloud? It could happen. Apple is looking to create a cloud-based movie provider. [LAT] » A woman is suing Match.com because one of their affiliates misappropriated a photograph of her. [Performance Marketing Insider] » Ushi is China’s answer to LinkedIn. It has also raised $3M…. Read more“Affiliate Bites: Apple Takes Hollywood to the Cloud, Too Much Email, + More”

Cool Tool Alert: Rockstar Motel and DIY Marketing

With more and more musicians doing it DIY thanks to resources like KickStarter, perhaps it was just a matter of time before a start-up outsourced the A&R duties of a typical major label to a social portal, where fans of bands and turn into de facto marketing departments. This is… Read more“Cool Tool Alert: Rockstar Motel and DIY Marketing”

Affiliate Bites: Netflix Drops Qwikster Quickly, Bevo Media vs. Tracking202, + More

» Well, there goes that hare-brained idea to split Netflix into its namesake and an instantly-unpopular off-shoot called Qwikster. [Netflix] » Here’s another tribute to Steve Jobs, championing his ability to simultaneously be a digital maverick and a marketing traditionalist. [AdAge] » Pace Lattin has a sit-down with the CEOs… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Netflix Drops Qwikster Quickly, Bevo Media vs. Tracking202, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Are Ad Campaigns Dead?, Amazon Opens Doors to Affiliates, + More

» Are ad campaigns dead? Eric Wheeler seems to think so. The future, then? Social. [AdAge] » If you haven’t yet heard, Amazon has opened its doors–at least temporarily!–to all affiliates. No telling how long they’ll stay that way though. [Performance Marketing Association Blog] » India has launched a cheap,… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Are Ad Campaigns Dead?, Amazon Opens Doors to Affiliates, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Facebook’s Frictionless Sharing Causes Friction, Affiliate Networks Are Evolving, + More

» Facebook’s new “frictionless sharing” timeline feature is causing…well…a lot of friction. [Poynter] » …meanwhile, Simon Dumenco contends it’s becoming a black-hole of all content, devaluing all web-based media. [AdAge] » Google has big, display-powered dreams for its +1 button. [Performance Marketing Insider] » How a tech campus could change… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Facebook’s Frictionless Sharing Causes Friction, Affiliate Networks Are Evolving, + More”